Sheriff: Intruder shoots at homeowner, kills self as police move in

Sheriff: Intruder shoots at homeowner, kills self as police move in
Jonathan Bunch, in a past Douglas County Jail mugshot

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- A local man is dead after the Sheriff's office says he shot at a homeowner and then killed himself as police closed in.

Deputies were called to a residence in the 5500 block of Willis Creek Road just before 12:30 a.m., for a report of a burglary in progress.

Authorities say a homeowner had come home and found a burglar inside his house.  The man reported that the burglar had shot at him but missed.

As the man was on the phone with dispatchers, the intruder shot at him again.

The burglar left the house on foot as deputies and officers from the Douglas County Sheriff's office, Roseburg Police Department and Oregon State Police responded. 

When officials arrived they set up a perimeter around the area.

The suspect, later identified as Jonathan Bunch, 26, was found near a barn at a nearby property by a Roseburg officer.

Authorities say Bunch fired a round, and it appeared that he shot at the officer.

The area was surrounded and the the Sheriff's office Tactical Response Team and negotiators responded to the scene.

Officials say Bunch was seen lying under a parked vehicle at the residence.

The tactical team was able to determine that Bunch was not moving, and moved in.

They discovered that Bunch was deceased, and the Deputy Medical Examiner checked the body.

Authorities say Bunch committed suicide with a handgun. 

No shots were fired by law enforcement officers according to the Sheriff's office. They also say the homeowner did not fire any shots.

An examination of the homeowner's residence found that that multiple rounds had been shot by Bunch at the man.  

The Sheriff's office says Bunch was a suspect in several other recent crimes in this area.  

Sheriff's detectives and the Medical Examiner's office is continuing the investigation.